Oct 3, 2012 3:00am PDT
language debate. they don't say a word. >> just turn the sound down and watch what they do for an hour and see if we like them. >> pretty good idea. >> mitt romney can walk around and barack obama can swagger around the stage as they say. how is that? thank you all for having me. we're going to take a quick break here. we are coming back to 866-55-press. carrol in atlanta let's do that before we go to break. carole, are you there? >> yes, thanks for taking my call. i think debates do matter when you don't know what the people stand for. to me, mitt romney has already given his platform. he's a dummy. he's robotic. he doesn't want to give you any plan he's going to try to make up something about all the taxes, but you already know who you're going to vote for and not to sound petty but if you notice on his cars, he has romney in great big letters and look at barack obama and biden. they are all the same size. what an ego. he has flip-flopped. although i'm going to listen to the debates but my mind is made up already. >> call us at 866-55-press. we are going to break and we will see you
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am PDT
is right in complaining because obama's got stephanie cutter and romney's got eric fehrnstrom. it really isn't fair. the ok'd thing is mitt romney there, please? >> that depends. which one do you want? >> caller: i was just curious how it is going to feel to go down in history as the first presidential candidate to lose four states in massachusetts hirsch and virginia. -- michigan and virginia. >> look at the time. >> stephanie: okay. must take interviews. >> >> stephanie: david in colorado. >> just the right height. >> hi, how are you? >> stephanie: hi david welcome. >> caller: i want to make a comment on -- when obama said the private sector is doing fine well, the jobs may not have been doing fine but profits of corporations are higher than ever. >> stephanie: yep. >> caller: corporate welfare. >> stephanie: the stock market has doubled under obama. >> he got a $4 billion refund. no complaints about that. when i was younger and i grew up -- >> they're job creators. >> healthcare and we had a 401(k) to put money in. not likely to get all much back. they were like oh, well, we're
Oct 2, 2012 5:00pm PDT
be worried about that. if jim lehrer decides to drill down on what by mitt romney's own characterization is an etch-a-sketch campaign, they could breed significant problems for him. >> it is not an easy job moderating debates under that format. interesting to see. they could talk about immigration because of the border agent shot today. there are a lot of different things that both candidates have to prepare for. >> eliot: one thing i would say is these are two unbelievably smart individuals. as you said, they both know the substantive areas they will be discussing. i think emotion will be more important than the substantive content. david, thank you. >> good luck. >> eliot: i'll see you. i might need you in my corner. that's "viewpoint" for tonight. in one hour, it is the war of the words. i'll be debating glenn beck here in denver. get the details on facebook facebook.com/current. i'll see you tomorrow night at 8:00 p.m. for our coverage of the presidential debate. have
Oct 2, 2012 8:00pm PDT
needed to say to mitt romney, here is what you must accomplish tomorrow because you are down ten points in the swing states, you only have this one moment to capture the public's excitement and enthusiasm, how does he do it? >> first avoid the unforced error. time and time again the albatross of the romney campaign. they're making trouble for themselves where there doesn't need to be any. secondly, you have to keep president obama from getting under your skin. what you saw if you watched mitt romney closely in the debates guys like newt gingrich and rick santorum could really seem to get under his skin, get him a little agitated. you don't want to do that. you want to appear presidential next to a sitting president. he's hugely important tomorrow night. >> eliot: does either one of these guys have a sense of humor? not something i'm going to pretend i could use effectively in a debate. but there's nothing moment than a moment of levity to appear human and to make people like you. can either one of them pull it off? >> possibly but it is difficult. romney has struggled with jokes.